Bandera CC teams endure brutal course at Fredericksburg meet
by Sandy Jennings BCC Sports
Running on an extremely difficult course, minus several key team members, the Lady Bulldog Varsity Cross Country team still managed to place two in the top ten and finish fifth overall as a team at the Fredericksburg Invitational Meet this past Saturday.
"Two of our top runners were playing in a Freshman volleyball tournament on Saturday," Girls Cross Country Coach Steve Golemon said.
Varsity medal winners were sophomore Mercy Yermo (6th) with a time of 12:56 and junior Karla Presa (7th) with a time of 12:57. Sophomore Caitlin Lenihan finished in the top 25 of 98 Varsity runners.
In the JV division, sophomore Jenessa Heinen, sophomore Brenda Gutierrez and sophomore Allie Denham finished in the top half of the field of 103.
On the Bulldog Varsity team, Seva Nix placed third and Jarrod Elizondo placed fourth.
"It was a very difficult meet and we had many athletes missing due to injuries," Boys Cross Country Coach Clifton Tierney said. "We plan on making a huge statement at the McNeil meet next Saturday."
Both teams will travel to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, site of the UIL State Cross Country Championships, to run in the McNeil Cross Country Invitational this Saturday, October 5. "McNeil is a very special meet, since it is run at the site of the State Championships and since most of the better cross country teams in the state will be running in the meet," Golemon said. "Also, it is one of the few meets that has a freshman division. Team members not running at McNeil on Saturday will attend the Mason Invitational Meet at Fort Mason City Park, Wednesday, October 2. Bandera will host two more meets at Bandera City Park, the Pre-District Invitational on October 16, and the District 27-AAA Meet on Wednesday, Varsity Seva Nix finished third overall at the Fredericksburg meet. October 23.